The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Senior Technology Editor Eric Bleeker and fellow Fool Maggie Muraca discuss topics across the investing world.

One of The Motley Fool's company goals this year has been to get all of its employees investing and learning about how to secure their financial future. In this edition of the series, Eric Bleeker talks to Maggie Muraca, a marketing employee, to get more background on her decision to begin investing and why Abbott Labs (NYSE: ABT) and ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) are the first two stocks she decided to buy on her financial journey.

Eric Bleeker does not own shares of the companies listed above. Maggie Muraca owns shares of Abbott Labs and ExxonMobil. The Motley Fool owns shares of Johnson & Johnson and Abbott Labs. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Abbott Labs and Johnson & Johnson, as well as creating a diagonal call position in Johnson & Johnson. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.